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this morning, fresh fallout from the attack in libya. >> a military response overnight to the killing of four americans, including the ambassador. president obama, working the phones early this morning and offering blunt, new comments about america's struggle in the region. all eyes on the fed. the central bank expected to act within hours on a brand-new effort to boost the economy. it's here. a mere rumor for months. apple unveils the iphone 5. but is it already overshadowed by what else apple introduced? and fast cars and free cash. a bank robber's money-tossing ride through l.a. one of the weirdest car chases ever. good morning. i'm john muller. in nor rob nelson.
>> and i'm paula faris. >> we just learned that another embassy has been stormed by protesters, this time in yemen, the nation that's home to al qaeda's most active branch. the crowd damaged the embassy grounds but did not enter the building. >> overnight, we learned of a military buildup, response to the first protest in libya and egypt. we will go live to cairo in a moment. but first, here's abc's tahman bradley in washington. >> reporter: with cities across the arab world tense, and facing violent anti-american demonstrations, u.s. navy forces have moved two missile destroyers to the coast of libya. there was a second night of unrest in egypt. protesters took to the streets, angry over an anti-muslim film. police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to keep a crowd away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. on the streets of benghazi, libya, a different picture. hundreds of demonstrators rallied in support of america. they protested tuesday's attack on the u.s. consulate carried out by a rogue group of militants.
four americans were killed, including the ambassador to libya, chris stevens, a rising diplomat, seen here in a youtube video. >> my name is chris stevens. and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then, gave his life to build a better libya. >> reporter: also killed, sean smith, an information specialist. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qaeda has claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated attack in libya. officials believe it was timed coincide with the 9/11 anniversary and may not have been linked to the anti-muslim film that sparked the angry protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo and other cities. president obama said what could be a shift in u.s. relations with egypt, saying in a tv interview, that the u.s. does not consider the current
egyptian government an enemy or an ally. paula and john? >> all right. tahman bradley in washington, thank you very much. >> thanks, tahman. and abc's lama hasan is live in cairo, where it is another tense morning. and, lama, we heard of some unrest and some violence outside of the consulate. some protesters cutting through barbed wire, throwing rocks. what is the scene like right now? >> reporter: yes. good morning, paula. you're absolutely right. protesters are on the streets of cairo again this morning, outside the u.s. embassy right now. there are running battles between the protesters and the egyptian security forces. the demonstrators have been burning cars and throwing stones at the security forces. police have hit back by firing tear gas. of course, this follows an explosion of violence overnight. also outside of the u.s. embassy, a massive crowd of about 500 protesters breached the new barbed wire that has been put in place to protect the embassy after the first set of
demonstrations that took place three days ago. the crowd is angry. many young men clashed with security forces, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails. security forces had to fire warning shots in the air and tear gas to push the protesters back. they succeeded in doing so. they pushed them back about 200 meters down the road. but this doesn't mean that the battle or their fight is over. as we've seen this morning. the protesters we spoke with are vowing to continue to vent their anger, saying they won't stop demonstrating. paula? >> lama, libya's government was quick to rebuke the attacks on the u.s. consulate there. what has the reaction from the egyptian government been? >> reporter: it's really interesting, paula, because the egyptian president, mohamed morsi, is on an official trip overseas right now. some are saying that the rejection from the egyptian government has been somewhat muted. that they've been slow to react to the protests, issuing a message to the protesters on facebook first, before issuing an official response. the president has expressed his condolences, saying they would
protect the embassy going forward, which is difficult to do when you have an angry crowd as adamant and trying to destroy the embassy. >> lama hasan, thank you so much for setting the scene live in cairo this morning. stay safe, lama. >> reporter: thank you. the big question this morning, who is behind this inflammatory film fueling these anti-american protests? >> reverend terry jones, the florida pastor who burned korans two years ago, is backing the movie. but he did not make it. as officials try to identify the filmmaker, actors who appeared in the film say there was no bigotry in the script. and offensive lines were dubbed in later. >> we were supposed to be playing a film of how life was 2,000 years ago. compared to today, you know. and that's what the film was supposed to be about. >> the filmmaker was initially identified as sam bacile, which now appears to be a fake name. a california man who says he's an arab christian, claims that he was the manager of the company that produced the movie but denies being the director. our team in the region,
including lama hasan, who we just heard from, they are working on the story right now for a full update later on "good morning america." there's a new warning this morning about the possible consequences of a u.s. military strike on iran. a panel of experts say such a strike would trigger retaliation by iran which could ignite an all-out war in the middle east. the report goes on to say that dealing a temporary setback to iran's ambitions would require more military might than iraq and afghanistan wars combined. and sadly, there is still no end in sight as the teachers strike in chicago drags into its fourth day. the school district said it has presented the union with a new comprehensive proposal. and its negotiators are demanding a response or counterproposal. but the head of the teachers union said it's going to take time to work things out. the final patient wounded in the colorado movie shooting has finally left the hospital. doctors say caleb medley is returning his recovery at a long-time facility. he lost an eye and suffered
brain damage. his wife gave birth to their first child five days after the shooting. >> he can go home and spend time with his baby. time, now, for the weather from across the nation. sunny and mild for much of the east coast. showers from coastal georgia down to florida. thunderstorms in the entire state of texas and along the gulf coast. also, stormy from oklahoma city to little rock, st. louis and chicago. scattered showers in the four corners of the southwest. >> upper 90s in phoenix. 60s from albuquerque into the nation's midsection. mostly 80s along the east coast. and when we come back this thursday morning, a new way to get your hands on the hottest kids' toys for the holidays. then, the toy so many grown-ups want, the iphone 5. what does it have? what does it cost? we'll tell you. and later, talk about recycling. you've got to see this bike. it is made of cardboard.
and welcome back. for all you customers have been eyeing the new iphone 5 and like what you see, well, you'll be able to buy it starting a week from tomorrow. apple revealed the latest verse, thinner, lighter, with a bigger screen. and the capability to connect to the fastest wireless networks. the least expensive model will be $200. it's the first iphone developed and unveiled since steve jobs passed away almost a year ago. and apple rolled out changes to other products, as well, including a new ipod touch with a voice-activated siri feature.
and the white ear buds that don't fit, apple will give them a tube shape with a better fit for your ears. >> pretty cool. the guessing game about the federal reserve's next move will end today. it's widely expected that the fed will take new steps to help the economy. fed chairman ben bernanke will speak this afternoon. and three-quarters of experts just surveyed by cnbc will have a new round of quantitytive easing. there's a new item on mcdonald's menus next week, the calorie count. the fast food giant is getting a jump on federal requirements and could put pressure on other big chains. that big mac and medium fries and 16-ounce coke is going to set you back about 1,100 calories. >> bring it on, man. toys "r" us is rolling out reservations for the season's hottest toys. a 20% downpayment will save you
from scrambling for those wish list items. you have to sign up at the store. and you'll get an e-mail when the item becomes available. >> you don't have to wait in line on black friday. >> you have to hope your kid doesn't change their mind. give it to a nephew or a relative's kid. when we come back this thursday, the high-speed chase that had bystanders chasing down cold, hard cash. and then, $9 a gallon for gas? what? some drivers saw this price more than double overnight. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd.
charges them more than what others pay. it makes them hard to compete. >> got our attention. now, for a look at morning road conditions. thunderstorms soak highways across texas. also, from oklahoma city to chicago. the commute could be slick at times in the four corners of the southwest. and wet roads for much of florida and the coastal georgia area. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible in chicago, kansas city, dallas, houston and miami. what you're about to see looked like a movie set. but this scene from los angeles, it was the real deal. >> pretty awesome. bank robbers there start throwing cash out the suv window, as they led police on a high-speed chase. people ran into the street trying to scoop up the bills. the 90-minute chase came to an end, when a heavy-duty pickup blocked the suv's path. police announced an arrest in last week's bank heist where the bank manager was forced to turnover money from her bank. the suspect who was arrested and released on bail turns out, he's
the bank manager's boyfriend. and police say other arrests are expected. >> all right. questions about security this morning after the arrest of 18 people at new york's jfk airport. they're accused of running a massive theft operation in which $20 million worth of those tiny, little booze bottle were stolen from american airlines planes. they were allegedly stealing 7,500 bottles a day. all had access to tarmacs and airplanes. and in tulsa, there is no sign of foul play where a 59-year-old woman was found inside a large freezer. theresa christian had been missing since saturday. it's believed she climbed into the freezer because she was afraid during some severe weather last week. christian is hospitalized with severe frostbite. >> in a lot of older freezers, you can't open the door. >> you can't open the door from the inside. if you throw out a freezer and put it on the stoop, take the
door off. oscar-winner, kathy bates reveals she underwent a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. she says she won't have to undergo chemo or radiation. bates tweeted she doesn't miss her breasts as much as he misses "harry's law," her nbc show that was canceled last may. the west nile virus death toll is up to 51. this is the worst outbreak of the disease since it arrived. most of the deaths have been in texas. and a new study involving gerbils is getting attention. the animals in the study suffered from an uncommon form of deafness. but the hope is the approach used in the study can be expanded to help with more common forms. no matter what, it will be years before humans might benefit. time for some sports. and the first of this season's
nfl thursday night football games is tonight. it begins the oldest rivalry. the 185th meeting between the bears and packers. go, bears. highlights, now, from espn. >> good morning. this is your "sportscenter" update. i'm todd grisham. things are getting hot and heavy in the american league east. orioles, rays, yankees, battling it out. rays and orioles, game two of a three-game series. drives one to right center. j.j. hardy, comes in to score. orioles take a 2-1 lead. bottom of the ninth, we're tied at 2-2. winning run at second base. nate mclouth, with a double. and that will do her. the orioles win it in walkoff fashion. 3-2, the final. how do the yankees do? they face off against the red sox. top of the seventh. curtis granderson, in the business of hitting home runs. and business is good. he would hit two two-run home
runs on wednesday night. his 36th and 37th of the year. it's 5-1. top of the eighth, yankees up 5-3. derek jeter grounts into a double play. unfortunately, he would have to leave the game with a bone bruise. he's expected to play on thursday. bottom of the eighth. same score. cody ross with a full count. take his base. what? strike three? question mark. he gets tossed for arguing. bobby valentine starts jabber jawing, too. he gets tossed. the yankees win it by a final score of 5-4. so, the yankees are tied with the orioles for first place. the rays are now three games back in the a.l. east. that will do it for me. hope you have a good day. >> we plan on it. our thanks and congratulations to our sister network. today, espn is airing its 50,000th "sportscenter," the
flagship show. it started way back when in 1979, and they were risk-takers. >> hard to imagine a world without espn now. up next, "the pulse," and a bike you have to see to believe. and heidi klum talking about life after seal. and what's really going on with life after seal. and what's really going on with her bodyguard. golf's biggest stages. fortunan but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. hd 4 pain, stiffness, help relieve and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b,
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updating the top stories. american military might is heading to libya after that deadly attack, which killed a >> next, developing news out of the east bay. a body has been to found in front of a home. >> and memorial services this morning for officer kenyon youngstrom. one of the hottest days in the forecast i'll tell you where the 90s will be. >> we'll check it is chock full of cool
features. abc news tech editor, joanna stern, tells us her favorites. >> reporter: this is the iphone 5. it was finally announced by apple. let's go through my favorite features of the iphone. the first is the design. it's really seek and thinner. a lot thinner. lighter in hand. and it's got a bigger screen. that's number two, the bigger screen. it has a four-inch screen now, which makes it taller, not wider. it's easier to hold in your hands, still. but you get one extra line of icons here. you get a nice viewing experience when watching movies. my third favorite feature is an lte. i've been waiting for it to get this for a couple years now. that means really fast web browsing. you go to the safari web browser here. that brings us to four, which is the new camera. it's hard for apple to make a better camera.
the camera on the 4s is the best out there. but they've improved it. they've added low-light conditions. and this panorama feature. i've been testing it in here. taking beautiful shots of the press in here. and you can capture a wide angle, a nice panoramic experience. and the fifth feature i'm excited about is not only coming to the iphone 5, it's coming to all iphones. that's ios 6. i'm excited about features. including passbook. you get an app that holds your passes, your coupons and your airplane tickets. and it will arrive when you arrive at that location. my top five features of the new iphone 5. it looks pretty good. but we'll review it when it's out. >> you have to buy the new phone and the new adapter, as well. >> you have to do that. if i buy one, i'll be all set. >> you have the flip phone, don't you? >> pretty much.